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13
Mar
2020

E&E PhD Exit Seminar: Leek Orchids versus Extinction: understanding mycorrhizal fungi to save a genus of threatened orchids »

4pm 13 March 2020

Australia is a global hotspot for orchid diversity, but also has one of the highest rates of orchid extinctions in the world.

10
Mar
2020

The Wonderful World of Marsupial Chromosomics »

12pm 10 March 2020

Australia is home to a diverse range of marsupials, which are a treasure trove of interesting biology. Marsupial genomes, which are packaged into beautiful, large chromosomes, provide a powerful resource for studying the mechanisms of genome evolution.

05
Mar
2020

Characterising putative transporter proteins in apicomplexan parasites identifies one that is critical for Toxoplasma gondii invasion »

1pm 5 March 2020

PhD exit seminar by Sanduni Hapuarachchi from the van Dooren Group at the Research School of Biology, whose work highlights the important roles transporters play in parasites and open avenues to further explore this important class of proteins.

03
Mar
2020

Explaining imperfect mimicry - the case of ant mimics »

12pm 3 March 2020

Batesian mimics are deliciously palatable species that gain protection from a predator by resembling a defended or unpalatable model. Theory predicts that mimics that closely resemble their model should have the greatest advantage, while inaccurate mimics should be recognised and attacked by predators.

02
Mar
2020

Forward genetic screening identifies a link between Plasmodium falciparum fever response, artemisinin resistance and the algal origins of the...

12pm 2 March 2020

The emergence and spread of Plasmodium falciparum parasites that are resistant to front-line antimalarial artemisinin-combination therapies (ACT) threatens to erase the considerable gains against the disease of the last decade. We developed a new large-scale phenotypic screening pipeline and used it to carry out the fi

28
Feb
2020

Feeling hot in here: thermotolerance and drug sensitivity in malaria parasites »

1pm 28 February 2020

Audrey Odom John, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. A physician-scientist, Dr. John’s NIH-funded research has focused on Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, with a particular interest in targeting parasite metabolism to identify novel targets for drug development

28
Feb
2020

E&E Special Seminar: Behavioral ecology of swarming in the Western honey bee »

12pm 28 February 2020

Animals that travel in groups must synchronize the timing of impending departures to ensure group cohesion. Until recently, the ultimate and proximate mechanisms used by honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies to organize the departure of a swarm from its nest remained a mystery.

27
Feb
2020

Exploring the evolutionary origin of insect wings from an evo-devo perspective »

1pm 27 February 2020

Special BSB and CBA Seminar exploring evolution by Yoshinori Tomoyasu Department of Biology, Miami University

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